NEWS

This Week

Monday Prime Minister Costas Simitis visits Brussels. – Council of Europe Parliamentary Group holds symposium on the political consequences of migration. At the Grand Resort Lagonissi at 9.30 a.m. Foreign Minister George Papandreou is to speak. – Defense Minister Yiannos Papantoniou visits troops in Alexandroupolis, northeastern Greece. – Center for Infectious Diseases Control (KEEL) and Press Ministry hold a European conference on «Scientific Advice, Crisis Management and Mass News Media» at the Grande Bretagne Hotel. Tel. 210.295.9971. – Foreign Minister of Cyprus George Iacovou to meet with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. US special coordinator for Cyprus Tom Weston visits Cyprus. – Archbishop Christodoulos visits Romania. To Wednesday. – The Dublin Group, an informal authority for combating drugs, to meet in Athens. Foreign Minister Papandreou will attend. At the Zappeion Mansion. To tomorrow. – IKA doctors stage work stoppages from 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. demanding permanency for contract employees. – Greek Builders’ Union to hold a demonstration at the Pedion tou Areos to show support for the Cuban regime. At 7.30 p.m. – American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and Industry in conjunction with Women’s Forum Committee hold a conference on «Corporate Social Responsibility: Building Responsible Companies.» At the Hilton Hotel. Tel. 699.3559. Tuesday Prime Minister Simitis visits The Hague. – The 1st Maritime Congress opens at the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) on «The Future of Greek Ports under the Liberalized Services’ Regime.» Tel. 210.617.2853. – Athens 2004 Organizing Committee head Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki to inaugurate Heineken’s painting exhibition at Athens 2004 HQ, 8 Iolkou & Filikis Etairias in Nea Ionia. The exhibition will run through June 30. – Local Government Union (KEDKE) holds a press conference on the financial difficulties of local authorities. At the Titania Hotel. Wednesday PM Simitis meets with the European Commission in Brussels. – IKA doctors stage more work stoppages, from 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday PM Simitis visits Luxembourg. – Public Order Ministry and Organization for Combating Drugs (OKANA) are organizing a conference, as part of the Greek EU Presidency, on «New Approaches and Methods for the Prevention of Youth Drug Addiction and Crime,» at the Divani Caravel Hotel. Tel. 210.697.7237. – Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios to meet with Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara. – «Yiannis Behrakis: Iraq 1991-2003» photo exhibition opens at the Technopolis cultural center of Athens Municipality. To June 29. Tel. 210.920.0235. Friday PM Simitis visits Berlin. – IKA doctors stage work stoppages, from 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday PM Simitis visits Vienna.